How Many Times Can You Perform Blepharoplasty (Upper Eyelid Surgery) on Someone? (photo)

I've had blepharoplasty done on me once already. That was 2 years ago. I want to have it redone because my first procedure was too small/natural-looking. I want my eyes to be slightly bigger. The current lids on my eyes is so natural looking, that when I close my eyes, the scar/line is nearly invisible. I personally believe that if I were to make it even bigger, the new eyelid would pull the old one, so there wouldn't be a problem having a second procedure done on me.

Doctor Answers (3)

Natural eyes

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Firstly, achieving a "natural result" is the ideal goal of every surgeon and every patient. I would highly recommend AGAINST any surgery for you at this time. Opening your eyes any larger would in fact end up looking un-natural and leave you unhappy.

You have beautiful asian eyelids....be happy that your first surgery was such a success.


Seattle Oculoplastic Surgeon
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Repeat Upper Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty) and Complications?

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Thank you for the question and pictures. My best advice would be to avoid further surgery unless there is a very specific concern that can be addressed without exposing you to significant risk. For example, if too much skin is removed, you may end up with a complication called lagopthalmus where the eyeid does not close completely.  This incomplete closure may lead to a whole list of additional problems.

 Again, be careful about  undergoing additional surgery.

 Best wishes.

Tom J. Pousti, MD, FACS
San Diego Plastic Surgeon
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Yes you can have a revision.

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The challenge is having the surgeon really understands what you are looking for.  It is very easy for there to be a miscommunication between what you are looking for and what the surgeon thinks you are asking for.  This leads to profound disappointment with surgical results.  Please be careful out there.

Kenneth D. Steinsapir, MD
Los Angeles Oculoplastic Surgeon
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